Our KIDS ministries are GRACE are growing! On Sunday mornings we invite you to keep your kids with you for the first part of the worship service as we believe that’s a key way for them to begin seeing for themselves what it looks like when the life of God intersects with YOUR life.
Don’t worry about them making noise or being a distraction; we’re just glad they’re here with us.
Just before the sermon we’ll dismiss them to our Grace Kids program where they’ll learn about Jesus, have some fun, do a craft and learn to ‘love all things church’ surrounded by their peers and an energetic team of Leaders. Scroll down to read more about our amazing Grace Kids program!
What to Expect When Attending Grace Kids
GK Nursery: Pre-K Located in the "Nursery Room" (Beside the Sign-In Area)
GK JR Elementary: Located in the "Safari Room" (Across the hall from the Sign-In)
GK SR Elementary: Located in the "Youth Room" (First door down the hallway ramp)
Your family will be greeted by our amazing Grace Kids Leaders at our GK Sign-In area! They will be able to answer any questions, give you a tour of our space, and meet your little ones. Our Sign-In area is very user-friendly, and ensures that your children are as safe as possible!
Each child will receive a security tag. This will be worn during the service so that our GK Leaders know their names, parents' names and any allergies. Parents will also receive a security tag. Hold on to this! This is what you'll use to pick-up your child after the service! If we need you for any reason, look for your first initial, and last name to be displayed on the Auditorium screen (E.g. "J.Smith-Nursery").
All of our GK Programs are staffed by amazing volunteers who have received Nursery training, and have up-to-date Police Checks. Our GK Nursery offers free-play for children, and a simple snack. Our GK Elementary Program begins with Worship, followed by an engaging Bible Lesson that mirrors what you are learning in the main Auditorium! For the remainder of the class, your children will have a simple, and healthy snack, and will play age-specific games or use their creativity with a story-based craft!
Once your family is signed-in, you have some options!
1. Any Nursery aged children can be dropped off in our Nursery, or your family is welcome to use our "Parent Nursery" before, during and after the service.
2. Just before the sermon begins, one of our Pastors will dismiss all children to go to their GK program! For Nursery aged children, we invite you to walk to the Nursery, drop off your children, and join us in the Auditorium at your earliest convenience.
3. For Elementary aged children, you are welcome to walk with them to their GK class, or send them with our fantastic GK Leaders, and know that they are in good hands! All GK Elementary students will begin their program in the "Safari Room", and then will be split into their respective rooms.
For Sign-Out, simply hand one of our GK Leaders your security tag, and you're all set! All of our young children will remain in their classroom until you arrive! Gr.3-Gr.5 students do not need to be signed-out, and can find you after the service.